Artistic Homes of California consists of twenty-seven views of exteriors (and a few interiors) of mansions located in California.
Most of the mansions are located in San Francisco. A few are located in San Jose and Oakland. The individual photomechanical
reproductions were published by Britton & Rey between 1887 and 1890 as supplements to the San Francisco News Letter. They were also issued collectively with the title Artistic Homes of California. The Bancroft Library holds copies of this collection which are more complete than the present collection. This collection
includes the residences of R. H. Pease, Charles Holbrook, Charles Crocker, Edward W. Hopkins, J. C. Flood, Robert Sherwood,
L. L. Baker, David N. Walter, James Cunningham, James R. Stetson, William T. Coleman, Henry L. Tatum, Leland Stanford, Charles
M. Chase, M. H. de Young, C. T. Ryland, Charles Josselyn, Thomas S. Montgomery, C. H. Maddox, R. I. Bowie, James V. Coleman,
Wallace Everson, Albert Brown, Eugene Meyer, Mrs. John Conly, Henry T. Scott, and W. M. Fries. All but two of the photographs
are labeled with the series name "Artotype" and numbered. The last two photographs in the collection are from the "New Artotype"
series and are dated 1890. The captions in the container listing are exact transcriptions of the information printed on each
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.